What to Watch Sunday: The Newsroom Finale, New Boardwalk Baddie, Divas' Time Out and More

the-newsroom-s2-finaleOn TV this Sunday: The fate of The Newsroom hangs in the balance, Total Divas ends its summer run, Miss America 2014 is crowned and Liv and Maddie aren’t playing around. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm See Dad Run (Nickelodeon) | It’s the Happy Days reunion you never knew you wanted when Ted McGinley (aka Roger Phillips on that ’70s show) plays a longtime nemesis of Scott Baio’s David.

8 pm Liv and Maddie (Disney Channel) | Series premiere: Sporty teen Maddie (Dove Cameron) is thrown for a loop when her glam twin Liv (also Cameron), star of the TV show Sing It Loud!, suddenly returns to their Wisconsin home. Here, the sibs fight back against the school principal after he cuts funds from the girls’ hoops team. (Watch a sneak peek.)

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9 pm Foyle’s War (PBS) | Season 7 premiere: Foyle investigates the possibility of a Russian spy network in London.

9 pm Miss America 2014 (ABC) | The pageant winner is crowned from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. Here’s hoping this year’s Miss Utah has over-prepared for the interview round.

9 pm Boardwalk Empire (HBO) | Van Alden is ordered to keep tabs on Al Capone, and a disgruntled Dr. Valentin Narcisse (guest star Jeffrey Wright, Quantum of Solace) arrives in Atlantic City.

9 pm Breaking Bad (AMC) | Are you ready for yet another frustratingly vague episode synopsis? Your wish is my command: “Everyone tries to cope during vastly changed circumstances.” See?!

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10 pm The Newsroom (HBO) | Season finale: As Election Night 2012 winds down, Will and Charlie await an important decision from Reese. (Seemingly renewed… according to Jeff Daniels.) Get scoop!

10 pm Devious Maids (Lifetime) | Marisol puts herself in danger as she digs deeper into Flora’s murder.

10 pm Ray Donovan (Showtime) | Bunchy has a violent encounter, while Ray is called to handle a crisis.

10 pm Total Divas (E!) | Summer finale: Nattie’s dream wedding takes an unexpected turn, and Nikki is asked to meet John Cena’s family. (Note: The cast will reflect on Season 1-to-date during Total Divas After Party, airing at 11 pm. An additional six episodes launch Nov. 17.)

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Hit the comments with your must-see picks from tonight’s lineup!

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  1. LynnH says:

    Breaking Bad is gonna give me a heart attack! (But I love it!!!)

  2. Helen says:

    Can’t wait for devious maids, keeps me at the edge of my seat. See dad run for my weekly comedy dose.

  3. DanielleZ says:

    Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire tonight, Ray Donovan tomorrow.

  4. Breaking Bad
    Boardwalk Empire
    The Newsroom
    Dexter – How many more episodes till we are all out of our misery?

  5. Simon Jester says:

    Gotta say, I *love* that BREAKING BAD has adopted the MAD MEN technique of impenetrable episode synopses. I don’t have the willpower to look away, but I really *don’t* want to know what’s coming!


  6. Joey says:

    Breaking Bad, Low Winter Sun, and Talking Bad.

  7. lumpy87654 says:

    Big Brother
    Breaking Bad
    Talking Bad
    Devious Maids
    Boarwalk Empire
    and some footbawl! (NOT!)

  8. Breaking Bad (final three episodes), Dexter (last episode before the series finale) and the mid-season finale of Total Divas.

  9. Brandy says:

    Devious Maids,Mis America

  10. Jackie says:

    Breaking Bad

  11. Kristi says:

    Dexter – gotta see how they end this awesome series!

  12. Ava says:

    Devious Maids is my guilty pleasure. Great cast and fabulous writing. I hope it gets renewed!

  13. GeoDiva says:

    Devious Maids! Love it!

  14. madbengalsfan85 says:

    One of the things not listed: 49ers/Seahawks

  15. JCK says:

    PBS all evening. Last Tango in Halifax followed by new Foyle’s War.

  16. Steve says:

    Breaking Bad
    Boardwalk Empire
    Low Winter Sun
    The Newsroom
    Ray Donovan

  17. Maryann says:

    Low Winter Sun